King William I ('The Conqueror')(1027 or 1028-1087), Reigned 1066-87
Sitter associated with 23 portraits
William the Conqueror won a victory over Harold in 1066 which marked the end of Anglo-Saxon rule in England, becoming the first of the Norman kings.
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